CSE - Information for Professionals
CSE information and toolkits for practitioners and professionals working with children in Northamptonshire.
CSE Briefing October 2015
In the wake of a number of Independent Inquiries and Reports into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) all of our minds are sharply focused on the lessons being learnt. In Northamptonshire we are undertaking a number of initiatives to ensure our County will not succumb to similar failings found in other areas.
Please share this briefing with colleagues working with children & young people.
CSE Awareness Campaign:
A powerful county-wide campaign to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) was launched on 18th March by Northamptonshire Police.
The campaign will help people across the county recognise the signs of CSE. Throughout the three-month campaign, compelling images have been on display in key locations across Northamptonshire and adverts played on Heart FM.
In addition, the campaign directly targets young people via social media and Digital Audio Exchange (DAX) so that young people using Facebook, Twitter and Spotify are exposed to the adverts. Some children do not see themselves as victims of CSE, and the campaign aims to speak directly to those who might themselves be victims or who might see the signs in someone in their peer group.
On 24th March, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner held a conference launching a 10 point pledge around child abuse. CSE was a key focus to this event which was well attended by a wide variety of practitioners across the county.
Northamptonshire CSE Toolkit Launch:
A new resource - the CSE Toolkit- was launched on Friday 22nd May in a conference that gives frontline workers the tools they need to recognise and respond to the early warning signs of child sexual exploitation.
One of the speakers at the event was Emma, a victim of child sexual exploitation. Emma has written a book about her experiences, which is now a Sunday Times top -10 bestseller.
Sheila Taylor, Chief Executive at NWG Network, also spoke delivering a key note speech along side presentations from Barnardo’s and the RISE team.
The conference was attended by over 500 practitioners. Videos of the presentations given at the conference can be viewed again on the NSCB website.
A new CSE risk assessment tool has been developed for Northamptonshire, using best practice from across the Country in line with the findings from Alexis Jay's independent report into CSE in Rotherham.
The CSE Assessment will enable practitioners to more effectively identify signs of CSE and provide an appropriate response.
Learning and Development:
CSE Priorities for this year:
The CSE and Missing Subgroup has developed and been working to an action plan that will allow the NSCB Business Plan priorities to be achieved.
The CSE & Missing Subgroup remains committed to:
- Delivery against the detailed Action Plan;
- Delivery of an effective communications strategy ensuring that all partners and stakeholders are educated and aware of CSE and Missing within Northamptonshire;
- Delivery of a detailed profile for CSE in Northamptonshire;
- CSE training provided to all key roles across the partnership.
Last updated: 12 November 2015